As long as the earth remains, there will be planting and harvest, cold and heat; winter and summer, day and night.Genesis 8:22
Moriah Ministries Australia has from the outset, insisted that the much touted man made Global Warming / Climate Change proposal is a categorical MYTH. We maintain now as we did when this nonsense was first trotted out by the "powers that be", that it was evidently an outlandish lie fresh from an UN [stink] tank - a scam of monumental scale which was being inflicted on an unsuspecting world. Our research continues to validate our original proclamation and yet to our dismay though so many have been warned over the years, a multitudinous throng continue to be deceived by the lie - including many professing believers who really should know better. Andrew Evans MLC of the Family First Party in Adelaide, South Australia and former senior pastor of the Paradise Community Church stated in an article entitled: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GREENHOUSE EMISSIONS REDUCTION BILL Tuesday, 27th March 2007 -
"Family First believes that the threats posed by global warming are real and that we need to take appropriate measures now to safeguard the world for our descendants. There is no longer significant doubt that global warming exists and that we are contributing to it".
Andrew Evans and Family First are simply wrong. A serious study of this issue would readily reveal the fallacious nature of the 'greenhoax effect'. It appears to have escaped the attention of way too many that when the Kyoto Protocol (a 1997 UN sponsored gathering in Kyoto Japan of politicians and NOT scientists) was first introduced, over 17,000 officials in the atmospheric sciences rejected the whole Global Warming proposition out rightly. Amazingly, their concerns were silenced (omitted) in final submissions to the UN - giving folk like me a serious case of drop jaw. Frankly, it is very concerning to us that a political party identifying itself as "Christian", one which professes integrity and honesty on both an intellectual and moral level would jump 'boots and all' onto this tedious greenie bandwagon.
In the same article Evans speaks of his party having "pushed" the government for a year 2020 target with regard to these so called 'greenhouse gas emissions'. In this regard Bob Brown's goofy Greenie brigade is presently calling for a 30% reduction by the year 2020 followed by an outrageous 80% reduction by the year 2050. Likewise policy-less, people-pleaser Kevin Rudd and the Australian Labor Party - like a green marshmallow at a Woodstock campout, are calling for a 60% reduction by the same year - a target we hasten to add, which is derived from European models and one which is in every respect absolutely irrelevant to Australia. It is a policy which will cost thousands if not hundreds of thousands of jobs, solely in order to appease the machinations of those who, if they were really serious about 'harmful emissions', would extinguish their bongs and shut their mouths. Perhaps what is most amazing is the fact that these entire dire "greenhouse calamities" are based on nothing more than computer predictions, assumptions and junk science. The truth is that the jury is still out on what should be a debate in a global court which has obviously been hijacked by the loopy left with a twisted UN agenda. In the same above mentioned article, Andrew Evans quotes statistics from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) which is a United Nations think tank. Here is what the IPCC says of itself:
"The IPCC does not carry out research nor does it monitor climate related data or other relevant parameters. It bases its assessment mainly on peer reviewed and published scientific/technical literature".
Did you get that? They do not carry out research nor monitor climate related data or other relevant parameters. They say what they are told to say by their "peers". In our evaluation that is called 'circular reasoning'. The IPCC whose reports have become the bible for lazy bureaucrats and fanatical environmentalists, are simply part of the whole UN Chinese Whisper club, and Family First is giving them credence - unbelievable!
Being a seasoned preacher Andrew Evans should know that anything UN should be cause for caution. The unpopular and inconvenient truth is that global warming is nothing more than political hot air; and like so many, Family First does not appear to have the spiritual spine to jump off the popular hobby horse and do the study it takes to refute it! Why? Probably because they consider being 'relevant' and 'popular' of far greater importance.
In the following article Berit Kjos of Kjos Ministries sheds some interesting new light on the whole Green Hoax Effect, exposing its origins, the re-emergence of the ancient Goddess (Earth) Mother cult which is its spiritual source - and the maniacal global governance ambitions of the United Nations and the god who drives their ideologies. We found particularly interesting the mention (among other things) of the UN/US push for governments to take control of water supplies especially in light of our own Federal Government's insistence on taking the controlling power of such away from the individual States here in Australia.
"In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill..." Club of Rome, an elite think-tank working with the UN.
"...we need to get some broad based support, to capture the public's imagination.... So we have to offer up scary scenarios, make simplified, dramatic statements and make little mention of any doubts.... Each of us has to decide what the right balance is between being effective and being honest." Stanford Professor Stephen Schneider
"The earth continually warms and cools. The cycle is undeniable, ancient, often abrupt, and global. It is also unstoppable. Isotopes in the ice and sediment cores, ancient tree rings, and stalagmites tell us it is linked to small changes in the irradiance of the sun."[3, page 4] Atmospheric physicist Fred Singer and Dennis T. Avery, Unstoppable Global Warming
"No matter if the science of global warming is all phoney... climate change [provides] the greatest opportunity to bring about justice and equality in the world." Christine Stewart, then Canadian Minister of the Environment
In spite of Al Gore's "Inconvenient Truth," there's no scientific consensus on human-caused global warming! His claim that Greenland's ice will melt, causing oceans to rise twenty feet, is science fiction, not reality. Unadulterated scientific facts show us that, since 2005, Greenland's ice mass has been growing, not shrinking! So has its population of polar bears.
During a medieval period of global warming (warmer than now), Norwegian explorers settled on Greenland's grassy coast. But the climate cooled, and by 1350 AD, ice covered their fields and coastal waters. That "Little ice age" -- a natural shift in the revolving cycles of nature -- wiped out the entire community. However, during that warming period -- almost a millennium before the media would blame SUVs for warm days -- the Atlantic coasts were not buried by rising oceans. In fact, any slight variation in ocean levels are naturally moderated by increased evaporation during warmer cycles.
In spite of today's deceptive propaganda, more than a hundred scientists (atmospheric physicists, climatologists, meteorologist, etc.) have dared to publicly disagree with the supposed "global warming" consensus. They warn us that the ominous media predictions are "based solely on unproven scientific theories, imperfect computer models -- and the unsupported assumptions that catastrophic global warming follows from the burning of fossil fuels and requires immediate action."
But the liberal media turns a deaf ear to the rational voices. Mention global warming and the name most likely to come to mind is Al Gore. His 1992 book, Earth in the Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit helps explain why his disciples defend his deceptive message with religious zeal. It IS religious! M. Scott Peck, the supposedly "Christian" author of The Road Less Travelled, called it a "holy book" that we "must have for our collective salvation."[6, back cover]
Notice the emphasis on earth-centred spirituality in the quotes below. Gore's spiritual blend matches the UN demand for a universal, unifying spirituality based on systems thinking -- a post-modern version of the timeless pantheistic belief that everything is interconnected. (See the butterfly story) Contemporary change agents have stretched this philosophy to include all systems: political, economic, social, and spiritual. With that in mind, ponder the faith -- and the deceptive suggestions --behind Gore's pseudo science and historical revisions:
"The richness and diversity of our religious tradition throughout history is a spiritual resource long ignored by people of faith, who are often afraid to open their minds to teachings first offered outside their own system of belief. But the emergence of a civilization in which knowledge moves freely and almost instantaneously throughout the world has. . . spurred a renewed investigation of the wisdom distilled by all faiths. This pan religious perspective may prove especially important where our global civilization's responsibility for the earth is concerned.... Native American religions, for instance, offer a rich tapestry of ideas about our relationship to the earth....'All things are connected like the blood that unites us all.'" (pages 258-259)
"The spiritual sense of our place in nature... can be traced to the origins of human civilization.... The last vestige of organized goddess worship was eliminated by Christianity." (page 260)
"Hindu environmentalist, Dr. Karan Singh, regularly cites the ancient Hindu dictum: 'The Earth is our mother, and we are all her children." (page 261)
To help establish this earth-centred spirituality, Gore calls for "a central organizing principle - one agreed to voluntarily." Then he warns us that...
"Minor shifts in policy, moderate improvement in laws and regulations, rhetoric offered in lieu of genuine change - these are all forms of appeasement, designed to satisfy the public's desire to believe that sacrifice, struggle and a wrenching transformation of society will not be necessary." (page 274)
Only a major crisis would persuade the masses to consent to such a "wrenching transformation." Local abuses (polluted rivers, industrial waste, etc.) won't suffice. Unlike "global warming" with its sensationalized consequences, local problems seldom capture the imagination of the global community. They just aren't scary enough!
To understand the politics behind the environmental movement, let's look at the philosophies that drive it. Its agenda was formed during the sixties, when four overlapping anti-establishment groups joined to form the Green Party in Germany: radical feminists, Marxists (the new Left), the anti-war movement, and hippies seeking spiritual enlightenment. Small wonder they chose Vladimir Lenin's birthday as their Earth Day.
Militant U.S. "Greens" formed a similar agenda: radical population control, a global welfare system (replacing capitalism with socialism), planetary governance (including national disarmament), and earth-centred spirituality.
The blend of these four ideologies shows why pantheism and Marxism permeate environmentalism. Consider the sobering fact that William Reilly, former head of the Environmental Protection Agency, stated that private ownership of land is a "quaint anachronism." According to former Washington governor Dr. Dixie Lee Ray, he sought the "repeal of the Fifth Amendment to make it easier for government to seize private land."
But the undisputed leader of the environmental movement during the last three decades has been Canadian billionaire Maurice Strong. Though usually operating behind the scenes, Strong is no minor player in this global contest for the minds of the masses. He led the UN Environmental Programme, directed the 1972 and 1992 UN Conferences on the Environment and Development, founded Planetary Citizens, and co-chaired the World Economic Forum. He has been a member of the Club of Rome, trustee of the Rockefeller Foundation and Aspen Institute, a member of the UN Commission on Global Governance, and the Senior Advisor to the World Bank as well as to former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan.
The Earth Charter opens with this declaration: "We stand at a critical moment in Earth's history, a time when humanity must choose its future...." It continues,
"As never before in history, common destiny beckons us to seek a new beginning. Such renewal is the promise of these Earth Charter principles.... This requires a change of mind and heart. It requires a new sense of global INTERdependence [systems thinking] and universal responsibility. ... The partnership of government, civil society, and business is essential for effective governance."
This global contract clashes with Christianity. "Fundamental changes," it tells us, "are needed in our values, institutions, and ways of living." A new set of beliefs, values and behaviour must unify "the one human family" to ensure lasting peace.
THE POWER BEHIND THE GREEN AGENDA
This grand purpose not only demands favourable propaganda -- the doomsday predictions that trade scientific facts for intentional deception. It also calls for unthinkable censorship. Contrary voices must be silenced.
"Only a few years ago the Greens were merely a fringe group, today they are at the centre of British politics," wrote Paul Johnson in his Forbes article titled "The Menace of the Lobby:"
"This is largely because of the backing they have received from a majority of scientists over the issue of global warming, especially the unproved theory that it is caused largely by human activities. The Royal Society, the most prestigious of British scientific institutions, has thrown its weight strongly behind the Greens. Scientists who are known to be sceptical of global warming find it hard to get academic jobs and impossible to receive university funding for their research....
"The environmental fervour of most Greens borders on fanatical. Some call for the denial of climate change to be made a criminal offence.... As a result a mass of legislation is being turned into law, subjecting any activities that increase greenhouse gas emissions or are seen as 'crimes against nature' to severe financial penalties."
America follows close behind. Under the banner of Sustainable Development, the UN/US plan for government control over all water, land, food and housing is progressing at full speed. Few Americans are even aware of the vast networks of regulatory agencies and community partnerships that are implementing the new system through Agenda 21 -- often disguised as Smart Growth or other pleasing labels for this all-consuming UN agenda. [See DVD Liberty or Sustainable Development]
"The CIA and Pentagon would for the first time be required to assess the national security implications of climate change under proposed legislation intended to elevate global warming to a national defence issue.... The measure also would order the Pentagon to undertake a series of war games to determine how global climate change could affect US security.'"
THE CONTRARY EVIDENCE
Meanwhile, the evidence against man-made global warming is overwhelming. Here are just a few links that tell the "other" side:
"Their experiments confirmed that cosmic rays, by ionising molecular particles, provide nuclei for condensation of water vapour, thereby significantly influencing cloud cover on the planet. In periods of high electro-magnetic activity in the sun, such as occurred during the past century, cosmic rays are deflected, resulting in a reduction of clouds. This effect plus greater direct radiation from the sun is likely a significant factor in global warming." Exploding stars influence climate on earth
"The past, both recent and geologic, has seen large and rapid natural changes in temperature. Any onset of warmer temperatures [which increases the rate of evaporation] would be expected to produce a drop in sea level, not a rise." The Scientific Case against the Global Climate Treaty
"In almost a point-by-point refutation of Al Gore's unsupportable rant that 'the debate is over; man is warming the Earth,' Singer and Avery explain technically but lucidly why nearly every cherry-picked fact in Gore's movie 'An Inconvenient Truth' is contradicted by science.... Man is in fact all but irrelevant to global climate, as the sun and its accompanying solar system rule." Careful Review of Science Refutes Global Warming Myths
A short but amazing video clip backs this evidence. It shows the infinitely vast -- and the inconceivably tiny -- wonders of the universe we inhabit: Secret Worlds: The Universe Within. After watching it, ask yourself, "How can man presume to manage this astounding universe?
Honest scientists are just beginning to uncover the unfathomable mysteries of God's creation. "We know more about the surface of Mars than the three-mile strip of state waters along our coast," admits Rikk Kvitek, director of the Seafloor Mapping Lab at California State University."
Even so, faithful Job, who lived about 4000 years ago, knew some amazing facts about God's creation. Thousands of years before the celebrated discoveries of Newton and Galileo, Job described God' work to his critical friends:
"He hangs the earth on nothing. He binds up the water in His thick clouds, yet the clouds are not broken under it." Job 26:7
But Job didn't realize how little he actually knew. So God gave him (and us) a lesson. Here is a mere fraction of that lesson
"Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said: 'Who is this who darkens counsel by words without knowledge?...Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell Me, if you have understanding.... To what were its foundations fastened?... Or who shut in the sea... when I said, "This far you may come, but no farther, and here your proud waves must stop!""Job 38:1-6, 8, 11
1, Alexander King & Bertrand Schneider, The First Global Revolution (New York: Pantheon Books, 1991), 115.
2, Jonathan Schell, "Our Fragile Earth," Discover (October 1989); 44.
3, S. Fred Singer and Dennis T. Avery, Unstoppable Global Warming (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2007).
4, Christine Stewart, speaking before editors of the Calgary Herald, 1998. Quoted by Terence Corcoran, "Global Warming: The Real Agenda," Financial Post, 26 December 1998, from the Calgary Herald, December, 14, 1998. Cited by Fred Singer, page 4. (See note #3)